04.12.2018 | Former Deputy Head of the State Property Management Department adjunct to the RA Government was detained under the suspicion of abuse of office authority and official forgery

On October 2, 2018, the results of a large-scale research in the field of management and privatization of state property, conducted by the Department for the Defense of State Interests at the RA Prosecutor General's Office were published.


In particular, it turned out that on the part of officials of the State Property Management Department, false information was entered into official documents. As a result, for the 22 million 695.3 thousand drams, the open joint stock company "Ani" was alienated the property previously transferred with the right of gratuitous use to the Water Users Union "Shirak" on the balance of the State Water Committee of the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources. Namely, the Jradzor water canal in the Amasia community of the Shirak region with an area of ​​1,882 sq.m and a land plot of 0.1968 hectares necessary for its use and maintenance, the Amasia water canal with an area of ​​5342 sq.m and the territory necessary for its use and maintenance and also serving water supply structures of the structure, which were not subject to alienation at all.


According to an assessment carried out on September 26, 2016 by qualified persons, the market price of the property sold for 22 million 695.3 thousand drams is 244.6 million drams, which is about 10 times more than the price set by the government.


Under this fact, on October 2, 2018, the senior prosecutor of the Department for the Protection of State Interests of the Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case on the grounds of the RA Criminal Code Article 314 part 1 of (Recording of false information or records by an official in official documents) and Article 308 part 2 (Abuse of office, entailed by negligence, grave consequences) the preliminary investigation of which is entrusted to the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia.


Based on the data obtained during the preliminary investigation on charges of forgery and abuse of office, on December 3, 2018, the ex-deputy chairman of the State Property Management Department A.M. was detained.


The preliminary investigation of the criminal case continues. The necessary measures are being taken to conduct a full, multilateral and objective investigation.


Notice: Every person suspected in or charged with a criminal offense shall be presumed innocent unless proved guilty in the manner prescribed by the RA Criminal Procedure Code and unless the verdict comes into legal force.